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Recycling metals from lamps and dvds

 EU-funded project develops experimental mobile plant for the recovery of rare and precious metals


An EU-funded project managed by the REA, Hydroweee, has developed an experimental mobile plant for recycling copper, zinc and other rare and precious metals from electrical and electronic equipment such as lamps and batteries.

The project has been backed by € 825,000 in EU funds.

A market-oriented follow-up project supported by more than €2.6m of additional funding, Hydroweee Demo, has been already launched.


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Factsheet by the European Commission / 16 August 2013

Video by EuroNews / 26 April 2012